Oct 4, 2012 12:00pm PDT
from the civil war in syria have fled. it is a border that turkey says it has the right and more importantly, perhaps, the ability to defend. in so doing, at the moment, it has the complete support of the united states. listen. >> from our perspective, the response that turkey made was appropriate. it also was designed to strengthen the deterrent effect so these kind of things don't happen again. it was proportional. >>jonathan: the syrian government apologized saying it was an accident and most experts would say syria has little to gain from starting a war with turkey. they believe that it probably was a mistake. it doesn't make it any less of a dangerous mistake. >>trace: syria has a ton to lose. this is action on this at the united nations? >>jonathan: "action" is a relative word but there is talk on the east side of manhattan. the security council is looking at a draft statement condemning the syrian action. guess what? the russians want the language watered down so it is in their words "balanced." everyone, though, is saying this is an urgent matter. it has to be dealt with.